Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Saint Mary's College N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transformation Church Alameda DE United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 215,530
Saint Anselm College N/A NH United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 4,686
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Page SUM 919,786

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,678,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Times Up Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Burbank CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 182,166

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Saint Mary's College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transformation Church United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 215,530
Saint Anselm College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 4,686
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Page SUM 919,786

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13110 records found.